Mother's Day Weekend

There is no better way to show mom your love than with a delightful dinner in a postcard perfect setting.  You can celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend at Daiquiri Dick’s Restaurant on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-11, 2014. Reserve an ocean view table and remember the good times and the great times to come. Dinner is served 5 to 11pm.

Ignacio Uribe, Executive Chef and Jorge H. Mejia, Sous Chef, have created a special menu with select appetizers and main courses.

Dinner includes a complimentary dessert or national drink for mom, prices are in pesos.

Starters
Aspargus and Spinach Soup with Tequila Cream and Allspice $85
Roasted Beet Salad with Watercress, Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans $95

Entrées
Pan Seared Duck Breast with Pumpkin Seed Mole and Green Rice $245
White Fish Fillet with Pistachio Mole and Risotto $245
Spaghetti a la “Marco Polo” with Shrimp, Green Curry, Arugula  and Tomato $195

Dessert
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Sauce $85

Mom's special day has been celebrated in Mexico since the early part of the 20th century.  Mexico's  northern states picked up the United States tradition and it spread throughout the country.

The popularity of Mother's Day did not truly take hold until an editorial appeared in a Mexico City newspaper along with a widespread media campaign plus support from the Catholic Church.  All these activities combined helped make this a full-fledged celebration.

During the 1920s, some people in Mexico were becoming concerned that women were being diverted from their primary role of childbearing. Information on contraception was becoming more accessible, and women were beginning to assert their rights in politics and the professional world. In an effort to curb liberal thinking and promote motherhood, the Mexican women's magazine, El Hogar, joined forces with La Asociation de las Damas Catolicas (the Association of Catholic Ladies) to oppose what they saw as a threat to traditional values. Rafael Alducin, editor of the Mexico City newspaper El Excelsior, joined the fight and organized the first official celebration of Mother's Day in Mexico on May 10, 1922. Alducin wrote and published an editorial that affirmed the ties between motherhood and Mexico's traditional values. 

The celebration soon took more of a religious tone.  The Archbishop of Mexico gave his official sanction to the holiday. Soon, images of the Madonna and Child adorned Mother's Day cards and posters. This was especially significant, because Mexico's patron is the Lady of Guadalupe and Mother's Day gained almost immediate acceptance in Mexico. 

El Hogar announced a beautiful baby photo contest in conjunction with the first Mother's Day, and it was wildly successful. The holiday has grown in acceptance, and now almost every Mexican family honors mom on her special day, which is always May 10th.

Mexican children honor their moms on La Dia de la Madre pretty much the same as kids do in the US.  Gifts of candy, cards or flowers are the most popular choices along with telephone calls, if you do not live in the same city.  In Mexico the kids take it one step further because schools sponsor programs for the mothers. The children may dance, tell jokes and sing for the entertainment of their maternal audience.  It ends up being a significant day off of work for a lot of people.

In some Mexican cities the sound of music starts Mother's Day off on a cheery note.  It is the custom to go to mom's house early in the morning and awaken her with a song. Those who can afford it hire trios or mariachi bands to accompany them and this is followed by a special mass at the local church.

Celebrate everything your mother has done for you and make reservations today at Daiquiri Dick's.

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”  ~ Oprah Winfrey